Tari Gandrung - Banyuwangi


Tari Gandrung, atau biasa disebut saja dengan Gandrung Banyuwangi adalah salah satu tarian tradisional Indonesia yang berasal dari Banyuwangi. Oleh karena tarian ini pulalah, Banyuwangi juga di juluki sebagai Kota Gandrung, dan terdapat beberapa patung penari gandrung di setiap sudut kota.

Menurut asal muasalnya, tarian ini berkisah tentang terpesonanya masyarakan Blambangan kepada Dewi padi, Dewi Sri yang membawa kesejahteraan bagi rakyat.

Tarian ini di bawakan sebagai ucapan syukur masyarakan pasca panen dan dibawakan dengan iringan instrumen tradisional khas Jawa dan Bali. Tarian ini di bawakan oleh sepasang penari, yaitu penari perempuan sebagai penari utama atau penari gandrung, dan laki-laki yang biasa langsung di ajak menari, biasa disebut sebagai paju.

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